Category Archives: Personal Injury Law

Documentation vital following an accident

Anyone involved in an accident needs to collect as much information as they can before going to a lawyer, Toronto personal injury and employment law lawyer Kevin Marshall tells AdvocateDaily.com.  "The first step is to see the family doctor and … Continue reading

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Confusion exists around costs in personal injury settlements

While the law is clear that lawyers are not entitled to collect both costs and damages from settlements or judgments, there is still much confusion over cost agreements, says Toronto personal injury and employment law lawyer Kevin Marshall. "Some lawyers … Continue reading

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The trouble with personal injury advertising

Tasteless advertising and a lack of transparency in the use of referral fees are cheapening the legal profession, says Toronto personal injury and employment law lawyer Kevin Marshall.  "A proliferation of personal injury ads in areas where they've never been … Continue reading

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Civil claims provide separate avenue for victims seeking justice

Civil claims allow victims to seek justice outside of the criminal justice system, but the process can bring painful memories to the surface, says personal injury lawyer Kevin Marshall.   Individuals who may have already gone through lengthy criminal trials … Continue reading

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Contingency fees: A money grab by personal injury lawyers?

An Ontario private member's bill that suggests capping contingency fees for personal injury lawyers would only further hurt injured plaintiffs, says Toronto lawyer Kevin Marshall.  The bill, from former Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak, proposes a 33 per cent cap … Continue reading

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Superior Court awards $300K in damages against jewelry company

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has awarded over $297,000 in damages to a former jewelry corporation employee who brought claims of sexual assault and battery, sexual and racial harassment and wrongful dismissal against the company and her ex-boss. Represented … Continue reading

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Short notice period unfair to plaintiffs: Marshall

The first step for an injured party to avoid having their claim quashed under municipal laws is to provide notice within 10 days of their accident – even if they’re not certain they want to start a lawsuit, says Toronto … Continue reading

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Decision likely to spur better results for accident victims

A recent Financial Services Commission of Ontario arbitration decision is likely to have a “profound” effect on how soft-tissue injury claims are interpreted moving forward, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Kevin Marshall. Scarlett v. Belair Insurance Company Inc. deals with … Continue reading

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Doctors shouldn’t be advocates, says Kevin Marshall

Toronto personal injury lawyer Kevin Marshall says Canada should follow a U.K. court decision that abolishes a 400-year-old rule granting expert witnesses immunity from being sued over their participation in legal proceedings. Marshall, who handles plaintiff side personal injury cases, … Continue reading

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